Kids try coffee for the first time
At what age will you allow your kids to drink coffee?
My husband and I had a discussion the other day about when we would allow our son to have coffee. I said not before 13 but he thought a bit younger would be appropriate. He's only two so I think I have a good few years to make my case.
Caffeine is a naturally produced stimulant derived from the leaves and seeds from many plants but it is classified as a drug because it stimulates the central nervous system.
So it's not a great idea to introduce your child to high levels of caffeine (that can be found not only in coffee but in products like cola, black tea and certain chocolates) too early in their lives.
Aside from the caffeine issue though, coffee is an acquired taste and is often too bitter for most kids to even want to drink.
Take a look at this Buzzfeed video where they get kids to taste coffee for the very first time:
At what age did you or will you allow your kids to drink coffee?